According to the initial missing person report, a friend told police Wicklein was last seen in the area of Simpson Plaza in the 700 block of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard. She was wanted on a charge of aggravated battery out of Sangamon County, Illinois, in the Springfield area, Atlanta police said.
Her family believes Wicklein was abducted from outside her apartment on Magnolia Street, about five blocks from Simpson Plaza, before she was murdered. She is survived by two children, her mother and her brother, her family said on a GoFundMe page.
They are trying to raise money to take Wicklein’s body back to Indiana, according to the page. The campaign had raised nearly $8,000 of its $10,000 goal as of Tuesday morning.
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